Coconut oil is a tropical oil with several uses and applications. It is used for cooking, manufacturing, cosmetics and skin treatments. It is also used for various industrial and commercial purposes, commonly for oil lamps and experimentally in diesel engines. Coconut oil is one of the most resilient oils to temperature. While other common oils are sensitive and must be treated delicately, coconut oil is relatively slow to oxidize, therefore more resistant to rancidity.
Maintain the integrity of your oil by slowing the process of breaking it down. Keep your coconut oil fresher longer by placing it in the fridge. Though coconut oil is common in liquid form--after all, it is from the tropics--you can extend the shelf life of coconut oil by storing it in its solid form in the fridge. Unrefined coconut oil melts at 76° F. It will spoil if left out.
Put the oil in a dark place. Light is a common damaging element for oils. Aside from the fridge, a common place to put coconut oil is a cool, dark cupboard.
Keep the lid on the jar shut. Oxygen can also spoil oils.
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